Spain’s Atresmedia appoints new chairman

Spanish publishing group Planeta’s vice-president José Creuheras is to take on the chairmanship of TV group Atresmedia on an interim basis following the death of the group’s previous chairman José Manuel Lara Bosch at the weekend, according to local reports. Creuheras, who is godfather to the children of Lara Bosch’s late brother Fernando and executor […]

Atresmedia chief passes away

José Manuel Lara Bosch, chairman of Grupo Planeta and Grupo Atresmedia, the owner of commercial channel Antena 3, has died at the age of 68 after a long illness. Lara Bosch, who took over publishing giant Grupo Planeta in 1985 on the death of his father, served as president of Antena 3 from 2003 following […]

Antena 3 buys controversial marriage format

Spanish free-to-air broadcast group Atresmedia has ordered a local version of Married at First Sight, the controversial series in which couples are matched and then get married upon their first meeting. Big Bang Media and Boomerang will make the local version of the show, which was originally created by Red Arrow prodco Snowman. It has […]

Icex brings Spanish producers to MIPCOM

Spanish trade and investment body ICEX and producers’ association FAPAE are bringing 18 Spanish content companies to MIPCOM under the ‘Audiovisual from Spain’ banner. The producers and distributors will have floorspace next to other Spanish content companies Imagina, BRB and the sales arm of pubcaster TVE. There will also be specific areas for Basque and […]

Spanish net calls in Warner’s Cowboy Builders

Spain’s Atresmedia has commissioned its own version of Warner Bros. International Television Production format Cowboy Builders. The show follows a pair of presenters that work to save homes wrecked by rogue builders, tracking down the culprit while fixing up the damaged house. Eyeworks, which WBITVP recently acquired for €200 million (US$267.2 million), will produce the […]

VIMN scores Americas, Euro sales

Viacom International Media Networks has closed a batch of deals in North and Latin America and Europe. In Spain, pubcaster TVE has bought Monsters vs Aliens, while Atresmedia acquired Sanjay & Craig (pictured) for its Neox Kidz block. In France, French broadcaster Lagardère also bought Monsters vs Aliens, while France Televisions acquired season two of […]

Playmobil series Super 4 sales stack up

A range of broadcasters from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Canada have acquired the Playmobil-inspired kids animated series Super 4. Neox Kidz, which is part Spain’s Atresmedia; TV3 in Catalonia, Canal Panda in Portugal; RTBF in Belgium; RTS in Switzerland; RTL téléKids in Netherlands and Luxembourg; MTV3 in Finland; Canal+ in Poland; Noga in […]

Spanish net bags mob drama Gomorrah

Spanish broadcaster laSexta will broadcast Italian mafia drama Gomorrah. LaSexta’s parent Atresmedia struck a deal with distributor Beta Film to take local rights to the programme, which is based on Italian journalist Roberto Saviano’s book Gomorrah: Italy’s Other Mafia. It has already sold to Sky Atlantic in the UK, Sky Deutschland in Germany and HBO […]

Euro broadcasters make Chipmunk move

Germany’s Super RTL and Spain’s Atresmedia have both acquired two seasons of upcoming animated series Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks. The prebuys, with major broadcasters in two of Europe’s largest markets, come after the international launch of the series at MIP Jr. last autumn, where it was the most-screened show. It will bow in Germany and […]

LA Screenings 2014: Spanish deal for Halle Berry series Extant

Spanish free-to-air broadcast group Atresmedia has snagged local rights to buzzy upcoming US drama Extant. The series stars Halle Berry as an astronaut returning to earth and starts on CBS in the US on July 9. The US broadcast networks gave it a straight to series order for its summer schedule in the same way […]